[Pdns-users] TinyDNS backend for PowerDNS

Brad Dameron Brad.Dameron at clearwire.com
Mon Mar 17 15:20:51 UTC 2008

I am currently converting to PDNS from BIND9. I have zone files ranging in the 32+ MB range. Do people suggest using the BIND backend or using the MySQL one? I am looking at doing a SuperMaster that updates 4 slave servers. 2 servers in each location are behind a hardware load balancer.
Brad Dameron
Senior Systems Engineer


From: pdns-users-bounces at mailman.powerdns.com on behalf of Duane
Sent: Sat 3/15/2008 4:21 PM
To: pdns-users
Subject: Re: [Pdns-users] TinyDNS backend for PowerDNS

bert hubert wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 12:52:21AM +1100, Duane wrote:
>>> I'm unhappy it doesn't match your needs though, but perhaps you want
>>> something else. Basically you get a lot of ANY queries, instead of queries
>>> for the exact type requested. This turns out to be a large speedup, but it
>>> may hurt you.
>> We mostly get NAPTR requests, so yes, that was a bit of a problem for us.
> But is answering NAPTR requests to ANY backend queries such a problem? It
> never has been for other backends.

We're using the bind backend atm, although that has some down sides as well.

How many others have attempted to build a backend that could handle 18M
(and growing) of zone data?

Our criteria is a little different to most doing anything close to the
same thing we are due to the fact we're non-profit, so there is less
resources then commercial ventures doing the same.


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